"The greenier Pasture?" Top 5 Page for this destination Bang Pa-in by yen_2

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We arrived around 9:00am in the morning and directly go to the Bang Pa-in Summer Palace, it was a great day as we arrived early where there weren't many visitors around. I guess, it's best to go there very early to avoid the rush with the other visitors. After a few minutes of walking around, visitors are coming and I even saw students with their uniforms, I guess they were around 50 to 60 students-a field trip maybe! My first impression was greeny! I'm not very surprised because in my home country we also have lavish greeny gardens. Anyway, the palacehas a charming collections of pavillions built in Thai, Chinise, Italian and Victorian architectural styles, and are sorrounded by beautiful gardens and clean lakes around. It was said that the palace was served as a summer palace of Thai monarchs since the 17th century.

The Outer Palace;
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The palace is subdivided in two sections, which is the Outer and the Inner Palace. Where the Outer consisits of buildings for public and ceremonial uses, while the Inner Palace is reserved for the King and his immediate family. Formerly the Inner Palace is forbidden to male members of the court.

The Principal buildings of the outer Palace is the follwg;

Ho Hem Monthian Therawat, Saphakan Ratchaprayun, and the Phra Thinang Waraphot Phiman.

The Inner Palace;
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The Inner Palace is separated from the Outer Palace by a covered bridge with a louvered wall from which the court ladies could look out without being seen themselves.

This bridge is the one that connects the Warophat Phiman Mansion to the Therawat Khanlai (The God King Goes Forth)Gate; which is the principal entrance to the inner.

Located in the Inner are;

Phra Thinang Uthayan Phumisathian, Ho Withun Thasana, Phra Thinang Wehart Chumrun, Phra Tamnak Fai Nai, memorials to the Queen and childrens of King Chulalongkorn.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Charming Summer Palace..
  • Cons:Best to go there at the early morning because of the heat.
  • In a nutshell:Pretty gradens sorrounding the different architectures!
  • Last visit to Bang Pa-in: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated May 2, 2004
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  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2009 at 9:13 AM

    Nice tips and photos. The Summer Palace looks like a nice place to visit to visit.

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2004 at 3:57 PM

    I love the green elephants! Beautiful page on this very green place!

  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2004 at 10:51 PM

    Awww, you're everywhere in Thailand, Yen! Miss you :)

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2004 at 7:44 AM

    Great page Yen, it looks so beautiful here! Love your photos, as always! Those green elephants are wonderful!

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2003 at 4:08 AM

    Nice page Yen - This palace/greens and lakes is often called "Versailles of Thailand" !! greets

  • filipdebont's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2003 at 2:25 PM

    Nice page, Khop Khun Krap

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2003 at 8:57 PM

    Lovely page Yen.. Such beautiful places. I love the green elephants, looks fantastic.. ;-)

  • MEdelmann's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2003 at 8:38 AM

    So much beauty in this place, Yen, thank you for sharing it with us!

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2003 at 10:24 AM

    Really great green views and beautiful art of Buildings!

  • globerover's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2003 at 4:54 AM

    a most interesting page with great pics and tips; I have passed this place twice, but never stopped; seems I missed a lot, but I shall be back AND stop in due course;

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